HOPOS 2012
June 21-24, 2012
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Wednesday Reception
: 7pm-9pm
Saint Mary's University, 903 Robie Street, Sobey Building, 4th Floor (Enter through the Sobey Building's main door and take the elevator to the 4th floor) (Bus routes: 9, 10, 14, 17, 18) (Finger food will be served: note that in Nova Scotia pubs will still serve food after 9pm, but most restaurants will be closed by 9pm)

Sobey Building Sobey Building, Saint Mary's University
  1. Saint Mary's University - Campus Map and directions from King's College


University of King's College, 6350 Coburg Street (on the campus of Dalhousie University) (Lunches and Coffee Breaks) are included) (Bus routes: 1, 58) (University Information: (902) 422-1271 (9am-5pm)
  1. King's College on Google Maps

  2. Map of the University of King's College (Registration is in the New Academic Building)

  3. Map of Dalhousie University



By car, the most popular route to King's College is from the north and from the Halifax International Airport, along Route 102 (Bicentennial Drive), which brings you into downtown Halifax via Bayers Road. If you're coming from the United States, you can reach Nova Scotia by driving through New Brunswick.

Halifax International Airport, a modern and convivial airport (map) has daily arrivals from many North American and European cities. The airport is approximately a 20-minute drive from the King's campus. Car rentals, taxis and limousines, and the cheaper and convenient Airporter shuttle service ($19 one-way) can be used to get from the airport to Halifax peninsula where the University is located. Travellers with special needs will also find accessible local transportation. There is now a new accessible city bus route (bus 320) with limited stops between the airport and downtown Halifax (Albermale Street) (Cash fare: Adults: $3.25; Children/Senior: $2.50. Upon boarding the airport bus, you may ask for a $1.00 transfer that will give you access to other city buses for the next 90 min.).  On weekdays during peak hours (betwen 5:45 a.m.-9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.), the bus departs from the airport every 30 minutes. It departs from the airport only once every hour for off peak hours and on weekends (see schedule). Note that you can only take carry-on luggage on the city bus.

Bus Routes and Ferry

The Metro Transit bus system offers a number of low-floor accessible bus routes and a ferry service between Halifax and Dartmouth (a cheap way and nice way to go for a small tour on the harbour; cash fares for buses and ferries: Adult: $2.25; Senior&Child: $1.50). When boarding a bus or the ferry, you can request a free transfer that will give you free access to any bus route or ferry service for the next 90 min. For more information on how to access the bus routes in Halifax, visit: http://www.halifax.ca/metrotransit/visitors.html

The main bus route going from most major hotels in downtown Halifax to the campus is bus route #1, which is completely accessible. Bus signs indicate for each stop what accessible routes are available at that spot. For bus routes between specific places, visit Google Transit for Halifax or see the schedules and maps at: http://www.halifax.ca/metrotransit/schedules/index.asp#bus

Parking on Campus

Please check with the Alexandra Hall residence front desk concerning availability of temporary parking passes for on-campus parking. Call just prior to your arrival ((902)422-1271), or visit the reception desk in-person, located inside the front door of Alexandra Hall. If on-campus parking is unavailable, you may park on the streets surrounding the campus (ask our staff for advice for free, long-time street parking!) or in the paying parking lots surrounding King's.

Special Events
Book Exhibit
Travel Grants

Maps and Directions
About Halifax
NS Travel Information
Halifax Dining Guide


Local Organizing Committee
Darren Abramson, Sina Adl, Micah Anshan, Adriana Benzaquén, Samantha Copeland, Ford Doolittle, Andrew Fenton, Mélanie Frappier,  Lisa Gannett, Letitia Meynell, Gordon McOuat, Kathryn Morris, Lisa Mullins, Andrew Reynolds, Eve Roberts, Ian Stewart.
Many thanks to our sponsors 
The University of King's College, Dalhousie University; Cape Breton University, Saint Mary's University,Situating Science (Atlantic Node)

Send all inquiries to  hopos@dal.ca
Last updated March 28, 2012